Time was when Matinee Idol and Pretty Starlet were hungry for fame.
MI once sashayed into a posh watering hole waiting to be mobbed by autograph and snapshot seekers. Alas, no one paid any attention. PS, who has been in the biz since childhood, is just as desperate. Just check out her exhibitionistic tweets!
Seems the two have gotten bored with celebrity. They recently attended a high-profile event, after which, famished, they went for a quick bite.
The people at the restaurant were thrilled when they saw the couple. Staffers and diners approached for photo-ops but MI and PS harshly declined. This lost them not a few fans, who vowed they would boycott the snobs’ projects from now on.
Coworkers are befuddled by Controversial Star’s mood swings. On good days, CS is ultra-friendly and generous. On bad days, CS holes up in the dressing room.
On really bad days, CS hurls curses at anyone within shouting distance, at times threatening to have staffers sacked for the smallest infractions.
Colleagues suspect CS is bipolar, or addicted to illicit drugs. Either way, CS needs help—now!
Clash of the titans
All is not well between warring show biz heavyweights.
After losing ground, Influential Insider stumbled into a position of power in a struggling company. Is this the reason that Feisty Nemesis couldn’t penetrate the firm?
FN’s talents have remained unemployed. Is II blocking the way? The epic battle continues.
Heard on Radio Inquirer’s “Kliq Showbiz” (dzIQ 990 AM, Monday to Friday, 3 to 5 p.m.):
Powerful Personality has an embarrassing problem. PP changes from leather shoes into more comfortable loafers in the office. Unfortunately, PP’s feet stink, flooding the entire room with the stench. Pretty toxic.
Hapless staffers can only grit their teeth and bear the olfactory assault.
Sour grapes of wrath
Picked up from the Inquirer tabloid Bandera.
Scandalous Celeb has yet to move on. SC’s ex, Hunky Playboy, has emerged with a new girlfriend—younger, prettier, smarter and richer than SC, who is, of course, livid.
Is this why SC’s cohorts are acting up for the nth time, predicting that the new girl will bolt at the first sign of trouble? Sounds like sour grapes.
Top of the Talk Shows
For those who missed last weekend’s TV gabfests (and why we are moved, if we are moved):
Jackie Forster on wanting to see her two estranged sons with ex-husband Benjie Paras, Kobe and Andre: “Nagpapakumbaba ako. Humihingi ako ng pagkakataon at nakikiusap…. It would be great if they could call me. (Wait ka lang. When they’re ready, it will happen.)
Kobe Paras on the issue: “I’m happy with my life… The past is past, and I’m just going to focus on the good things.” (This one’s going to be worth the wait.)
Marian Rivera, asked if she’s staying with GMA 7 after her contract expires this August: “Kung saan ako magiging mas okay, aalagaan at mamahalin, siyempre doon ako.” (Fair enough.)
Dennis Trillo on rumors that he and Cristine Reyes have gotten back together: “Na naman?” (Three letters: MHL.)
Rufa Mae Quinto on rumors that she has a new politician boyfriend: “No… hindi siya pulitiko!” (To quote Dennis: Na naman?)
Luis Manzano on the issue that he sees Jennylyn’s son Jazz, more often than the kid’s father Patrick Garcia, does: “The right thing to do is just to keep quiet.” (Who keeps quiet in the biz?)
Randy Santiago on his brother Raymart allegedly possessing a “Claudine Barretto video scandal”: “’Di ako tsismoso, eh!” (This doesn’t sound like a no.)
Randy on rumors that Raymart physically abused Claudine: “I don’t think he’d do that. Pag sinaktan nya si Claudine, kami ang kalaban niya.” (Blood is not always thicker than…)
Ai-Ai de las Alas on her kids being her rock: “Tinitingnan ko lang sila, umaatras na ’yung luha ko! I have to be strong for them.” (You just have to be a mom.)
Xian Lim, asked about the real score between him and Kim Chiu: (Ayyy, enough!) Startalk, The Buzz